Hungarian government allocated over 7.5 million Euros for the program of the support of the Hungarian culture in Zakarpattia region as Mukachevo.net reported citing Istvan Grezsa, the Minister for Cooperation Development between Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg County and Zakarpattia region.
Grezsa called this program “Hungarian cultural expansion”. It is about the renewal of the building of the cultural heritage ,as well as theater and music programs of the highest level.
“We plan to bring big events and plays to Zakarpattia but only of high artistic standard and it is impossible very often at not-equipped and forgotten large houses of culture,” Grezsa noted.
The first stage of this program is the reconstruction of the Hungarian national theater in Beregovo, where the culture center named after Sari Fedak will be located in the autumn. The support of the culture establishments all over Zakarpattia is planned next.
The reconstruction of the culture houses in Shalanky and Pyiterfolvo is planned. The main part of the program will begin in 2020 and it will last for two years.
Director-General of the National Theater of Hungary Attila Vidnyansky said that his organization wants to play a leading role in this initiative.
Artistic Director of Hungarian State Folk Dancers Istvan Pal Szalonna, Director-Generl of Operetta Theatre of Budapest Attila Kisz and Director of the Hungarian Philharmonic Sabolc Samoshi.
Istvan Grezsa noted that all people of Zakarpattia will be able to show the versatility of their culture to the Hungarians. He added: “If this model in Zakarpattia works; it will be spread to other abroad Hungarian communities.
According to him, the Hungarian government is ready to support not only Hungarians of Zakarpattia but also representatives of all nationalities in Zakarpattia in accordance with their offers approved by the government.
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